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Management Conference Week Highlights

Preliminary Conference Agenda (PDF)

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois St.

Management Conference Week participants are invited to attend this annual event sponsored by U.S. Bank, Issuer of the ADA® Visa® Card, to kick-off Management Conference. Be sure to RSVP for the reception when registering. This year’s location, Pinstripes, is a truly unique indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venue on the Chicago River. Complimentary trolley service will be available from the Ritz Carlton. Participants must be 21 or older to attend.

Opening Keynote Session

Trends, Innovations and Opportunities: Inspiring and eye-opening trends we can all learn from

Mr. Bill Pawlucy, CAE, MPA, IOM

Association Options
Stillwater, Minnesota
Walk through the trends, innovations and opportunities that are facing both for-profit and non-profit organizations alike. This session will take participants through a journey detailing the trends based on the presenter’s observations through his work with hundreds of nonprofit and for-profit organizations from all arenas. Further, there’ll be a discussion of innovations, volunteerism, generational opportunities, creativity, organization change, social media and other key trends.

Bill Pawlucy has produced a series of videos for ADA CE Online and toolkits.  The first course, Practical Strategic Planning, is available to the dental society community.

Closing General Session

Creating a Great Member Experience
Bill Robinson ADA Vice President of Member and Client Services
Mr. Bill Robinson
American Dental Association
vice president, Member and Client Services

If our goal is to be a member-centric organization, how do we make that member experience uniformly fantastic no matter where she or he practices?  One of the greatest strengths of our organization is the local value that your teams deliver to the members every day.  It is also one of our greatest challenges when the rules, processes, products and value equations differ wildly across the country.  This session will be a discussion of where and how we can unify the way we operate to create a more consistent and welcoming experience for our members.

Other Conference sessions will include:

  • Overview presentations by Dr. Maxine Feinberg, president, and Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, president-elect
  • A peer-to-peer presentation by Mr. Drew Eason, CAE, executive director, Florida Dental Association, on bringing about changes in membership and organizational strategies
  • Advancing the Power of Three, led by Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin, executive director, with key updates and discussion of action plans and opportunities for collaboration
  • Engaging group practices at the state and local level